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The Pankhurst Museum

Visit the Pankhurst Centre, the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family, and the birthplace of the suffragette movement! Discover the story of votes for women, in the building that started it all.

From Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Sunday 10 March 2019 we also have our Centenary City Exhibition highlighting artworks created to commemorate the anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote.  #Vote100

Visit Us: Our address is 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP

The museum entrance is situated on Nelson Street, off Oxford Road and opposite Manchester Royal Infirmary main entrance.

Museum Opening Times

The Pankhurst Centre is open every Thursday, 10am-4pm and the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 1pm-4pm. 

Sunday Openings 2018/2019:

November 11th and 25th, December 9th, December 16th  , January 13th and 27th

Pankhurst Centre Christmas/New Year Closure:

Monday 17th December 2018- Wednesday 9th January 2019

Open Thursday 10th January 2019

Group tours (15-30 people) on Tuesdays by arrangement email to

Would you like to hire the Centre for your meeting or group? Complete this form and email it to to check our availability.


The building dates back to the Georgian period, so the building is not as accessible as we would like. 

Wheelchair users are advised to call 0161 273 5763 ahead of their visit.  The doorbell at the rear of the building can be used.

Buggies and Prams

We welcome buggies and prams in the Pankhurst Centre.


How to Get Here

By Car

We have no onsite visitor parking (parking is for Manchester Women’s Aid staff only).

There is a NCP/Manchester Royal Infirmary car park on Grafton Street , a short walk away. Up to 3 hours – £2.50, 3-6 hours £5 and 6-24 hours £15.

By Train

Oxford Road Station and Piccadilly Train Station are a walk or bus journey from the Pankhurst Centre.

By Bus

Several bus routes run from the city centre towards the Manchester Royal Infirmary. These include the following services: 15, 18, 41, 42, 43, 50, 53,111,142,143,147,197, V1, V2

By Bike

We currently have no facilities for cycle parking at the Centre. There are public bike racks available outside Morrison’s on Grafton Street and at the corner of Oxford Road and Nelson Street. 

Emmeline Pankhurst The Pankhurst Trust Centre

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Museum Shop

We have a small shop in the museum with suffragette and feminist-themed items for sale. All proceeds help us to keep the Centre open and running.

Volunteer at the Museum

The museum is run by an incredible team of volunteers who are dedicated to helping visitors connect the past with the present and engage in the history of women’s suffrage, keeping interest in our vital work going. If you’d like to help out at the museum you can volunteer your time - visit our volunteers page for details.

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

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